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Welcome to Maryland

Maryland is often overshadowed by the big attractions found in nearby Washington, D.C. However, savvy visitors who know the Old Line State nearly and dearly see it in a much different light.

When you get out of the hustle-and-bustle D.C. suburbs, Maryland is as scenic as it is down-to-earth. From the rolling Appalachian Mountains and foothills on its western front to the ribbons of white sandy beaches in the east, the state is filled with charming towns, antiquing hot spots and idyllic fishing spots.

The big cities of Baltimore and Annapolis are each stuffed to the gills with family-fun destinations and historic sites. If you’re arriving during baseball season, don’t miss a chance to take in an Orioles game at the legendary Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. The city is also home to the National Aquarium. Historic highlights include the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg.

For a taste of seaside-resort action, head to Ocean City on the Atlantic. Stroll the 2½-mile-long boardwalk, pick your way through the waterfront town’s endless array of eclectic seaside shops and savor a serving of mouthwatering oysters.



The Old Line State might be small in size, but it’s packed with possibilities for outdoor adventure. Hit the Appalachians, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Piedmont Plateau, Chesapeake Bay and miles upon miles of gorgeous sandy beachfront along the scenic Atlantic coast to call your own. There’s no better place to lace up your trusty pair of hiking boots and hit the old Appalachian Trail. Almost 40 miles of the world-famous trail lies in the Old Line State.